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Facebook's 'evil Interfaces'

Social networking companies don't have it easy. Advertisers covet their users' data, and in a niche that often seems to lack a clear business model, selling (or...

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Google's Nightmare: Facebook 'like' Replaces Links

Facebook dropped a bombshell on the tech industry last week in the form of a Web-wide "Like" button and the launch of the "Open Graph". Using this new platform,...

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Steve Jobs' Thoughts on Flash

Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting...

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Info Systems Must 'connect the Dots' on Terrorism

Additional personnel alone cannot address the lapses in the U.S. intelligence community, which also needs state-of-the-art information technologies that enhance...

Why We Should Learn the Language of Data
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Why We Should Learn the Language of Data

"How can global warming be real when there’s so much snow?" Hearing that question—repeatedly—this past February drove Joseph Romm nuts. A massive snowstorm had...

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Today Facebook, Tomorrow the World

With a dizzying array of announcements this week, it seems almost inevitable that the web will become, at least for the near future, an extension of Facebook. Like...

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App Rejected? There's a Rule For That.

The story could have been programmed to draw media coverage, were it not for its implausibility: Apple (a reader magnet) banned a future Pulitzer Prize winner's...

Internet Age Needs Clear Regulation, Computer Law Expert Says
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Internet Age Needs Clear Regulation, Computer Law Expert Says

Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University's director of IT Policy says the recent U.S. Federal Appeals Court decision in Comcast v. FCC and the FCC's efforts to enforce...

Great Computing Museums of the World, Part Two
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Great Computing Museums of the World, Part Two

The second of a two-part series highlighting several of the world's museums dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and elucidating computing history.

Is Mobile Email Addiction Overlooked?
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Is Mobile Email Addiction Overlooked?

Studying the prevalence of mobile email addiction and the associated possible implications for organizations.

Can It Lean Against the Wind?
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Can It Lean Against the Wind?

Lessons from the global financial crisis.

How to Make Progress in Computing Education
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How to Make Progress in Computing Education

Improving the research base for computing education requires securing competitive funding commitments.

Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model
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Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model

Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and general applicability of the computing-as-utility business model.

A Less Personal Computer
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A Less Personal Computer

In Web parlance, "chrome" is the part of the browser that surrounds the page: the address bar, the "Back" button, and those all-important bookmarks. Chrome is also...

Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?
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Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?

The next iPhone is going to look amazing. This is as close to a truism as you get in the tech industry--it's sort of like predicting that Warren Buffett will make...

The 50 Most Innovative Companies 2010
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The 50 Most Innovative Companies 2010

Once U.S. companies dominated Business Week's Most Innovative Companies ranking, outnumbering corporations outside of America. But for the first time ever, more...

So, How Real Are Robots?
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So, How Real Are Robots?

Robots can do all kinds of tasks, from folding clothes to fighting wars. But a professor says we should consider the ethics of unleashing robots.

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Eff Backs Yahoo! to Protect User from Warrantless Email Search

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Google and numerous other public interest organizations and Internet industry associations joined with Yahoo...

Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You
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Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You

A humanoid robot will visit space for the first time in September aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA announced Wednesday. The Robonaut 2, which was co-developed...

Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker
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Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker

For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when—at the age of 17—he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head. A runaway and high school dropout...
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